How Much Would You Charge?

Decorating By ajmccray Updated 21 Jan 2009 , 12:39am by ladybug76

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ajmccray Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 11:03pm
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I have been asked to do a baby shower cake and am going to base the cake on the cake linked below

Mine will be a 2 layer 8" round cake iced in buttercream with 2 fondant babies laying down with quilts over them and fondant buttons on side. I'm not sure how much to charge. They want it to feed 15 and I know that this serves a few more by Wilton's serving sizes but that was as close as I could get to 15 while still keeping the cake how I would like it. Thanks for your help in this.


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JanH Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 12:22am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, Angela. icon_smile.gif

Can't help with pricing as I don't sell cakes...

But I wanted to welcome you to CC, since that's not been done in any of your previous posts. icon_cry.gif

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kakeladi Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 12:26am
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I suggest pricing that cake around $50. I don't know where you live...
if it's someplace like NYC; LA etc you probably can get even more.

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sayhellojana Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 12:33am
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Charge for how many servings you are providing. That is 24 servings, done in buttercream. $50 is fair - about $2/serving

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ladybug76 Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 12:39am
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I would add a 'smidge' more than $50 since you are scultping 2 babies as cake topper. That will probably take about 1 hour. I have a cake with 2 babies (in wooden tub), which I was paid $75.00.

I threw this together kinda last minute, but it still takes extra time and detail for the sculpting.

Good luck!!

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